How Garden of Prayer Youth Center Uses Apricot 360 to Manage Data for Better Community Outcomes
Child welfare agencies have a unique set of objectives and concerns as they strive to deliver the best possible services to the children and families they serve. Administrators, staff, volunteers and other stakeholders providing these services understand that preventing vulnerable people from falling through the cracks is exceptionally vital.
This is especially true for Garden of Prayer Youth Center (GOPYC) in Kankakee, IL, whose ultimate goal is to keep families together. They do this by providing emergency foster care services, offering counseling and support services, and providing educational resources that create fundamental, lasting and positive changes in the lives of kids and families. To do that efficiently, GOPYC has embraced technology to inform decision-making based on real-time data and a powerful feedback loop provided by Apricot 360.
GOPYC’s Kristi McBride, Director of Operations, and Mikkal Harris, Clinical Director, spoke with Social Solutions about how they’ve turned a corner in improving their abilities to:
Easily generate on-demand reports for compliance and fundraising purposes
Quickly modify a child or families personalized program to help meet their evolving, immediate needs
Seamlessly keep track of activities generated by caseworkers so staff can remain productive and accountable
Understand early on the trends across a field of families so solutions can be developed expeditiously
Collaborate and communicate more efficiently across all participating channels
… and much more
Check out this recent interview with McBride and Harris, who go over some of the benefits of embracing a robust data management platform:
As an organization, GOPYC is conducting extraordinary work in the communities they serve. Part of the evolution of their story is transitioning from an analog world of filling out forms, sharing physical files, and typing notes to a state-of-the-art experience that empowers people to do even better work.
By adopting the customizable Social Solutions’ Apricot 360 program, GOPYC saves valuable time that they can now spend doing the work they’re meant to do. Learn more about the Garden of Prayer Youth Center and how they’re leveraging technology to help more people in their community in their case study here.